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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent   Subject Number Percent

          Total housing units 9,236 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 8,047 100.0
1-unit, detached 6,734 72.9   1.00 or less 7,724 96.0
1-unit, attached 109 1.2   1.01 to 1.50 229 2.8
2 units 143 1.5   1.51 or more 94 1.2
3 or 4 units 92 1.0        
5 to 9 units 55 0.6             Specified owner-occupied units 3,372 100.0
10 to 19 units 73 0.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 65 0.7   Less than $50,000 1,411 41.8
Mobile home 1,874 20.3   $50,000 to $99,999 1,498 44.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 91 1.0   $100,000 to $149,999 357 10.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 57 1.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 32 0.9
1999 to March 2000 305 3.3   $300,000 to $499,999 17 0.5
1995 to 1998 802 8.7   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 792 8.6   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,705 18.5   Median (dollars) 57,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,949 21.1        
1960 to 1969 1,309 14.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,478 16.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 896 9.7   With a mortgage 1,736 51.5
             Less than $300 59 1.7
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 524 15.5
1 room 164 1.8        $500 to $699 571 16.9
2 rooms 360 3.9        $700 to $999 375 11.1
3 rooms 657 7.1        $1,000 to $1,499 156 4.6
4 rooms 1,886 20.4        $1,500 to $1,999 7 0.2
5 rooms 2,688 29.1        $2,000 or more 44 1.3
6 rooms 1,869 20.2        Median (dollars) 580 (X)
7 rooms 842 9.1   Not mortgaged 1,636 48.5
8 rooms 473 5.1        Median (dollars) 189 (X)
9 or more rooms 297 3.2        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 8,047 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,569 46.5
1999 to March 2000 1,556 19.3   15 to 19 percent 511 15.2
1995 to 1998 2,174 27.0   20 to 24 percent 406 12.0
1990 to 1994 1,623 20.2   25 to 29 percent 191 5.7
1980 to 1989 1,248 15.5   30 to 34 percent 169 5.0
1970 to 1979 828 10.3   35 percent or more 497 14.7
1969 or earlier 618 7.7   Not computed 29 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,587 100.0
None 513 6.4   GROSS RENT    
1 2,734 34.0   Less than $200 259 16.3
2 3,274 40.7   $200 to $299 201 12.7
3 or more 1,526 19.0   $300 to $499 665 41.9
        $500 to $749 216 13.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 8 0.5
Utility Gas 2,267 28.2   $1,000 to $1,499 12 0.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,074 25.8   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 2,533 31.5   No cash rent 226 14.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 28 0.3   Median (dollars) 361 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 1,136 14.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 9 0.1   Less than 15 percent 355 22.4
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 177 11.2
        20 to 24 percent 173 10.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 137 8.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 92 1.1   30 to 34 percent 114 7.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 88 1.1   35 percent or more 351 22.1
No telephone service 578 7.2   Not computed 280 17.6
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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